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Lead and Copper in Drinking Water

Citizens Energy Group regularly tests drinking water for lead and copper and takes steps in its treatment process to ensure corrosive elements do not result in elevated levels of lead and copper in customer tap water. Citizens does not have any active water mains containing lead. Rarely, elevated lead levels are found in isolated samples of tap water taken from customer homes with lead service lines or plumbing. Since each home has different plumbing pipes and materials, test results are likely to be different for each home tested for lead. It is important to note that most homes with lead service lines or plumbing do not have elevated levels of lead in the tap water.
 
The following frequently asked questions can help you limit potential exposure to lead and copper, which have been linked to a variety of adverse health effects. Customers with additional questions related to lead and copper in drinking water can call Citizens at 317-924-3311.

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How can I identify lead in my service line and plumbing?
How can I minimize exposure to lead?
How can I get my tap water tested?
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How can businesses minimize exposing their customers and employees to lead?
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